The Phoenix Way

Who We Are

We know that there’s more to training than kicking and punching. We help people find their voices and when they find their voice they become more confident and when they become more confident, they can have better control over their life. Not just on the mat but in the real world.

You Will Get

Instruction from instructors that want to see you succeed. If you don’t succeed then we don’t. All of our instructors work hard to make sure you will reach your fullest potential.

A place that leaves the “ego” at the door. We here at the The Phoenix Way pride ourselves in the fact that we welcome everyone. All of our students train hard and at the same time work well with each other so everyone can improve together. That is how everyone grows so well.

A place that has your comfort in mind. We are always trying to make sure our students are comfortable. We encourage our members to let us know if they are having any problems and we will do our best to fix it. We are always trying to receive feedback from our students so we can make The Phoenix Way a place for them to always want to be at.

A place where you can reach your goals. If you want to lose weight. This is the place for you. If you just wanted something fun and different to try then The Phoenix Way is the right place for you. Whether you are new, experienced, big, small, young, old, male, or female we welcome everyone and we do our best to make sure you enjoy your time spent with us.

A place that is not just a martial arts school, but also a family. The Phoenix Way is a growing family. As soon as you walk in our doors you are a part of our family and we welcome you and everyone else with open arms.

Join and Recieve

  • A diverse curriculum including: Mixed Martial Arts, Kyokushin Karate, Boxing, Jiu-jitsu, Judo and Conditioning programs.
  • Access to our private forum where you can watch technique videos along with your peers training. ( This will be up and running soon )


* Your name and email address will not be sold, shared, or disclosed to anyone. We promise to respect your privacy *

Founder, Headmaster
Anthony Codispoti
Years of Experience

Anthony has dedicated the greater part of his adult life teaching the martial arts. He began his formal training in Kyokushin Karate under his mentor and friend Kancho Dan Soller, 8th Dan Phoenix Karate. Over the past 31 years he has aligned himself with amazing mentors and teachers in many styles. To name a few: Shigueru Oyama out of New York City, specializing in full contact Kyokushin Karate, Bill Kipp out of Colorado, specializing in reality based self-defense training, Renzo Gracie, New York/New Jersey specializing in Jiu-Jitsu to Rodney King from South Africa, specializing in boxing and the complete fight game.

The Martial Arts is Anthony’s true vehicle to reach and inspire others to go after their dreams and to a renewed sense of confidence, physical fitness and personal growth. He feels that his journey of training, learning and exploring is not only there to serve in his personal development but his students development as well. His core teaching is grounded in the hard style of Kyokushin Karate but believes in keeping with the times using new aged training methodologies to maintain a current and effective program. He has developed his training around a mixed martial arts platform to reflect a more complete fighter and warrior.

Student Testimonials

The Phoenix Way
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belle rodriguezbelle rodriguez
18:34 15 Apr 24
Attended the FAST self defense class. Amazing!! The instructors and staff were so welcoming and friendly. What I loved was this has a hands on class. Which I personally think is the best way to learn. We went through different situations one might come up against and how to defuse first and then protect yourself should one need to. I left feeling empowered, and more confident in moving forward during a difficult period of my life. I thank Phoenix Way for that.
K. Scott CosmeK. Scott Cosme
15:23 25 Mar 24
Amazing workshop! The instructors worked with the entire group in unison & individually. It’s safe to say we all walked out with a new sense of confidence. I’ll be attending the next one.
Nikki HulsebergNikki Hulseberg
14:00 23 Mar 24
An amazing and positive environment! You can really tell they’re a community and working to build each other up! I highly recommend checking them out!
Jeremy BrinsdonJeremy Brinsdon
12:40 08 Apr 23
The Phoenix Way is a unique school for training in Karate and mixed martial arts. Shihan Anthony is a dedicated teacher who channels the strength, discipline and values of Kyokushin Karate into his students and the surrounding community. As a new student with some training in other styles, I am tremendously impressed with what is being delivered to students here. There is respect for the formality of traditional martial arts within the structure of The Phoenix Way. At the same time, there is a contemporary approach, integrating traditional kata with real world applications for self-defense. This standing, striking martial art has enormous power, cultivated from hard training and proper technique. The space is impeccably clean, organized, and fully equipped. The students here are dedicated, friendly, and very helpful to beginners. The kids here are shaped into strong leaders. Check this place out, it is the real deal!
Christina DeMartinoChristina DeMartino
00:24 02 Mar 23
Our boys 7 and 9, started at the Phoenix Way a few months ago. They both walk out of there with more confidence. They are excited to share what they learned. The mat chats are later discussed because they are eager to share what they talked about. It would be great to be able to watch them in person!I sent the message above with 4 stars but I have to make a change. Recently I noticed that every time our boys come back from class it is one of my favorite times. They come in, they want to practice what they learned. That leads them to playing other games and communication is clear and kind! They are not looking to go on screens but to continue hanging out and enjoying each others company. I truly believe it is a carryover from their time spent in class. It is a gift!
Danielle RoselandDanielle Roseland
00:44 11 Feb 23
Joining The Phoenix Way as a brand new adult karate student was one of the best things I could of done for myself. My experience so far has exceeded my expectations and I look forward to attending every class I can. The community of students and instructors are amazing!
Katherine EngelKatherine Engel
15:04 15 Jan 23
I have 3 boys (11, 9 & 7) and we have been at The Phoenix Way since 2018. I can honestly say they have learned so many skills beyond the martial arts training. It’s not just about the physical skills – they have learned a tremendous amount about mental health, respect for others, respect for themselves & social skills. Their confidence has grown, they are physical + mentally stronger because of the training and it transfers into other aspects of their lives. I’m so grateful we found Anthony and The Phoenix Way.
Dave SDave S
15:32 08 Dec 22
Great class, great teacher. He really cares about each student, both from a karate as well as on a personal level. Good people.
Luke H GordonLuke H Gordon
02:46 22 Aug 22
Phoenix karate is a great experience. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to get fit, train in martial arts, or build confidence in their abilities. I’ve been going to the Phoenix Way for 12 going on 13 years now and I wouldn’t give up that time for anything. The Phoenix community is incredibly welcoming and full of nice, well natured people. Shihan Codispoti and Omar are great teachers, always attentive and adept.
Ryu WashburneRyu Washburne
23:32 21 Aug 22
My children started training at Phoenix in 2019. Their abilities have developed tremendously over that time. What I find even more important is that the confidence they have gained has translated to other aspects of their lives. This includes academics and team sports. Shihan Codispoti and his team provide top notch instruction. What I have always admired about his program is that his students who started their training when they were my kids’ ages still come back to train even in their 20’s. I’ve always thought that this was a real testament to the relationships that Shihan Codispoti builds with his students. I can’t imagine my kids’ lives without Phoenix now. As a parent, if you’re looking for a fun, safe environment for your kids to learn a great skill and make friends, I highly recommend Phoenix. As for myself, I have always enjoyed being active; weightlifting, kettlebells, basketball, etc. When the pandemic shut everything down Shihan Codispoti invited me to train with him over Zoom. I took him up on the offer and have been training with him ever since. If you’re looking to challenge yourself physically while being with a great group of people then this a wonderful opportunity for you too.
Finn SheehanFinn Sheehan
18:24 21 Aug 22
When my dad signed me up for The Phoenix Way I was a bit nervous on how my first class would go. It ended up being great! The community and people there are so kind and welcoming and the instructors are amazing! And I met some new friends my age that I now normally talk with everyday even after class! I totally recommend joining The Phoenix Way. It’s filled with great people and a amazing community. Osu!
Renee KellyRenee Kelly
21:58 04 Feb 22
Our daughter Morgan started at Phoenix Way over a year ago. She has gained self confidence and pride. She is strong, proud and loves her Phoenix Family. Anthony is professional, talented and a wonderful coach. He is knowledgeable and always positive. The assistant coaches are just as amazing which speaks volumes for Anthony. I am so impressed with the positive change we have seen in our daughter!!
Chloe TracyChloe Tracy
21:11 04 Feb 22
The Phoenix Way is an incredibly positive and safe martial arts school that I have been training at for 18 years. The camaraderie between training partners is superb, the technique and conditioning taught in each class is engaging and knowledgable, and the Phoenix community is welcoming and encouraging for each individual to rise above. Anthony Codispoti is legendary in the fight game and is disciplined in numerous styles. I highly recommend anyone that’s searching to learn a functional skill, become fit, and train with the best instructors to join The Phoenix Way!
Ed MortonEd Morton
21:50 03 Feb 22
The Phoenix Way has been amazing for our children. Both have gained so much but most of all confidence and inner strength. They have come to understand their limits are much higher than they ever thought. The Phoenix Way teaches martial arts for all levels and abilities this is a great place to train and a community to be part of.
gia bellagia bella
18:41 01 Sep 21
I looked at several karate schools and picked The Phoenix Way simply because Sensei Anthony is a great role model for my son. He genuinely cares about the children and emphasizes important values such as confidence, focus and kindness. My son is learning karate and self defense and having a lot of fun in the process. Within minutes of meeting Sensei Anthony I knew I picked the right place for my 8 year old.It’s like being part of a small family that makes sure to cheer each person on as they gain new skills and further develop old ones. *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* 🥋
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